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Courtney A. Adair

Associate

“Litigation is stressful. No one likes being involved in it. So when a client can walk away and have the experience be relatively stress-free and have a good result, that’s the most rewarding thing.”

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Education

J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2008

B.A., Tufts University, magna cum laude, 2004

Profile

Courtney Adair represents clients in commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes, bringing significant courtroom and motion practice experience to her work.

She has handled IP and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts, with involvement in all phases of litigation — from initial assessment and case strategy to drafting and arguing motions and preparing for trial. Courtney’s work has included non-compete agreements and other contractual disputes, as well as numerous cases related to insurance coverage.

Other highlights of Courtney’s commercial litigation and intellectual property practice include:

  • Trademark and copyright infringement
  • Consumer fraud and deceptive practices
  • Trade secret misappropriation
  • Violations of restrictive covenants
  • Insurance coverage

She also prosecutes trademarks in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, representing clients in cancellations, oppositions and appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2016
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Insurance Coverage, 2015
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyer, 2015-2016

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